7 March 2005
[The word communism comes from French, communisme being its original form and commun its root, meaning common in English. The word was first used in the English language in the nineteenth century, more specifically in 1848 due to the publication of The Communist Manifesto.]
There are many different things that could be said about communism. In fact there are many different ways in which communism could be found. Currently, five nations are still communist; although everyone has adopted a different way of communism. In essence all different tendencies lead to the same principle: communism as the name explains itself is a system in which all property is owned by the community, there is no state nor privately owned means of production. There are no social classes and all people have equal social and economic status.
In theory communism sounds unbelievably splendid, people give according to their abilities and receive according to their needs.
In real life it does not happen this way, but the complete opposite. A communist state provides the government officials, the police, and any other branch of the government with the possibility of setting themselves apart from the community by being able to manipulate all kind of resources; since the
theory states that everything is owned by the people, but it is technically owned by the state.
If the same amount of money is given to five different people, obviously they are all going to do something different with their money. Well it works just like so when it comes to a communist state, everybody is going to want something different and going to have different expectations in life. Is impossible to expect a doctor who went to school for over five years to be happy...